March 2 – 4, 2017
You won't want to miss the biggest pre-party to the world's largest livestock show and rodeo. More than 250 teams led by barbecue aficionados will compete in a traditional Texas cook-off. While most team tents are invitation-only, visitors can enjoy the public venues including the Miller Lite Garden, Rockin' Bar-B-Que Saloon and the Chuck Wagon, where you receive a complimentary chopped beef sandwich plate. Come enjoy three days of cooking, competition, eating and dancing!
The Garden, located in the center of the World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, provides live music all three days of the contest for a fun family event.
Rockin’ Bar-B-Que Saloon
Visit The Rockin’ Bar-B-Que Saloon, where you and your friends can dance the night away to live music and DJ. Or, if you prefer, take a seat and relax on the outside patio area and enjoy a cold beverage. Either way, this venue is a must for the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest visitors. Free admission to the public once you are on the Contest grounds – no tent pass needed. The saloon is located on the north side of the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest (intersection of Astrodome Way and Chuckwagon Way).
Redeem World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest Drink Tickets to purchase drinks. Tickets are $2 each.
- Soda/water: 1 ticket
- Beer: 2 tickets
- Craft beer, 16 oz: 4 tickets
Chuck Wagon at the Saloon
With the cost of admission to the Contest, enjoy a chopped barbecue beef sandwich plate with chips and beans in the public food tent, The Chuck Wagon, located inside the Rockin' Bar-B-Que Saloon.